Opportunity 10: Reflection and Analysis


Five things to think about beyond matric results

Every January the whole country focusses in on a single number: the matric pass rate. For many this number comes to define the state of young people, and we tend to leave the conversation there. But for school-leavers, the matric […]

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Posted on 7 January 2016

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The South African Child Gauge 2015: Youth – an opportunity to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty

The 10th issue of the South African Child Gauge, focusing on the theme of youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty, was released last week on the 10th of November [2015] by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute.  It examines the situation of young people aged […]

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Posted on 16 November 2015

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The Work Preparation Programme: Facilitating the college to work transition

With the third highest youth unemployment rate in the world at 24.3%, creative solutions are required to enhance the work readiness and skills of school leavers in our country. Increasingly, across Africa as well as in Europe, technical and vocational […]

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Posted on 11 September 2015

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What effect has the introduction of the Employment Tax Incentive had on youth employment probabilities in SA?

On 1 January 2014, the Employment Tax Incentive (ETI) was introduced to encourage South African employers to hire young and less experienced work seekers.  DGMT took a closer look at this initiative, exploring why it was introduced and how it was being implemented.  More recently, the South […]

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Posted on 9 December 2014

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Ideas from South Africa’s youth for addressing key social challenges … where to now?

Recently, the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) put out a call for ideas from young South Africans for addressing the country’s key social challenges. In part, this tactic was influenced by our belief that if we are to develop South Africa’s […]

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Posted on 3 December 2014

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The Hard Work of Soft Skills: Securing Job Placements for Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Graduates

The Further Education and Training Institute (FETI) recently undertook a study to investigate the links between skills gaps identified by employers and the curriculum offered at some Western Cape Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges, and to design and pilot a programme to […]

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Posted on 11 September 2014

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The challenges and lessons learned in securing post-school placements for township-based matrics: Achieving against the odds

Annually the township matriculants participating in the IkamvaYouth programme exceeds all expectations in terms of their matric exam performance and 96% of them have accessed opportunity (educational/employment) within 5 months of matriculating.  But the untold story behind these impressive statistics […]

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Posted on 7 October 2013

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Lessons from a review of DGMT’s bursary partners

For many years, the DG Murray Trust has supported programmes which provide financial and psychosocial support to young people with the aim of increasing their access to higher and further education, and lowering or preventing educational drop-out rates. In early […]

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Posted on 1 February 2013

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Focus on tertiary drop-out

100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big […]

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Posted on 30 October 2012

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DGMT Comment on the Green Paper on Post-school Education and Training

DGMT partner with a number of organisations that work in a number of different ways to facilitate access to post-school educational and training opportunities, and to ensure that such access leads to successful connection to the world of work.  We […]

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Posted on 9 May 2012

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